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Porto Social Summit

The Porto Social Summit, organised by the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU for May 2021, will be an opportunity to marshal forces in order to renew the commitment to the implementation of the Social Pillar at the highest political level.

The three priorities for the EU in the action plan for the European Pillar of Social Rights

Employment, skills and social protection are the priorities proposed by the European Commission, with quantified targets that should be reached by 2030. The action plan on the European Pillar of Social Rights defines concrete actions aimed at continuing to apply the principles enshrined in the European Pillar of Social Rights, in a joint effort by the Member States and the EU, with active participation from social partners and civil society.

 

Turning the principles into actions is the goal of the action plan for the European Pillar of Social Rights, presented by the European Commission in Brussels on 4th of March 2021.

Message from the Portuguese Prime Minister on the Action Plan on the European Pillar of Social Rights:

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The Minister of Labour, Solidarity and Social Security “firmly supports the ambitious goals” of the plan and said that this is “one more step towards (…) moving from principles to action, to work together in the recovery from the crisis and build a path of resilience for our common future”.


Implementing the European Pillar of Social Rights as an essential element for assuring a fair an inclusive climate and digital transition is one of the main priorities of the Portuguese Presidency. For Minister Ana Mendes Godinho, the “adoption of the action plan for the European Pillar of Social Rights is the cornerstone for the affirmation of the European social model and for building a stronger Social Europe”.

Message from the Portuguese Minister for Labour, Solidarity and Social Security, Ana Mendes Godinho:

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The action plan on the Social Pillar is based on a broad public consultation with more than 1,000 written contributions from the EU Member States, institutions and bodies, regions, districts, social partners, civil society organisations, international organisations, reflection groups and citizens.